Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs – 11/3/2019 – Game Preview

Tampa Bay Lightning (52-13-4 108pts) v. Toronto Maple Leafs (42-21-5 89pts)

 

Time: 7p EST

Station: SportsNet

 

Preview:

Maple Leafs look to stay hot against the top team in the league the Tampa Bay Lightning. Expect a goaltenders duel with the Leafs Frederik Andersen and the Lightning Andrei Vasilevskiy getting the starts in net – two of the top goalies in the league.

 

Top Scorers/Goalie Matchup

Mitch Marner –82 points (24 goals 58 assists)
John Tavares – 76 points (38 goals 38 assists) 54% on face-offs
Morgan Rielly – 65 points (18 goals 47 assists)
Auston Matthews – 60 points (30 goals 30 assists) 53% on Face-offs

Nikita Kucherov – 110 points (33 goals 77 assists)
Brayden Point –82 points (37 goals 45 assists)
Steven Stamkos – 79 points (34 goals 45 assists)
Victor Hedman –43 points (9 goals 34 assists)

Frederik Andersen
33-13-3 2.56GAA .924SV%

Andrei Vasilevskiy
31-8-4 2.24GAA .931SV%

Toronto Maple Leafs:

Projected Lineup:

Andreas Johnsson – Auston Matthews – Kasperi Kapanen

Mitch Marner – John Tavares – Zach Hyman

Patrick Marleau – Nazem Kadri – William Nylander

Tyler Ennis – Frederik Gauthier – Connor Brown

 

Morgan Rielly  – Ron Hainsey

Jake Muzzin – Nikita Zaitsev

Martin Marincin – Igor Ohziganov

 

Frederik Andersen

Garrett Sparks

 

Scratched: Justin Holl

Injuries: Nathan Horton (Back), Jake Gardiner (Back) and Travis Dermott (Shoulder)

Suspension: None

 

Tampa:

Ondrej Palat – Steven Stamkos – JT Miller

Tyler Johnson – Brayden Point –Nikita Kucherov

Alex Killorn – Anthony Cirelli – Mathieu Joseph

Yanni Gourde – Cedric Paquette – Ryan Callahan

 

Victor Hedman – Mikhail Sergachev

Ryan McDonaugh – Erik Cernak

Brayden Coburn – Jan Rutta

 

Andrei Vasilevskiy

Louis Domingue

 

Scratched: None

Injuries: None

Suspension: None

 

Keys to the Game:

1. Dictate the pace of the game

  • The Lightning are good and will get their chances. But they must be limited if the Leafs are able to dictate the pace of the game it may help slow them down.

2. Win the faceoffs and control the puck

  • Leafs need their centerman to be at their best game in the circle. This will allow the Leafs to keep control of the puck.

3. Freddy Andersen

  • Has to be at the top of his game for the Leafs to win

 

 

 

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